Marble Chiffon Cake

Pat Duran


This recipe from celebrate Easter with Hershey's cocoa is so nice.
I love chiffon cakes so I just had to post this recipe for you all to try too!
I love the marriage of the orange peel and chocolate in this light and creamy textured cake.


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 inch angel food cake pan with removable insert used .
20 Min
1 Hr 15 Min


  • CAKE:

  • 1/3 c
    hershey's cocoa powder for baking
  • 1/4 c
    hot water
  • 3 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 2 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 3 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 3/4 c
    cold water or unsweetened orange juice
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 7 large
    egg yolks, reserve whites
  • 1/2 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh grated orange peel

  • 1/3 c
  • 2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp
    fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly grated orange peel

How to Make Marble Chiffon Cake


  1. Move oven rack to lowest position. Heat oven to 325^. Use a 10-inch angel food tube pan-DO NOT GREASE.
  2. CAKE:
    Stir together cocoa and hot water in medium bowl; stir in first sugar and oil; set aside.
    In a large bowl,stir together the next 4 ingredients; add cold water or (juice),oil and egg yolks only; beat with spoon until smooth.
  3. In another large bowl beat egg whites and cream of tartar on high speed of mixer until stiff peaks form. Pour egg yolk mixture in a thin stream over beaten whites, gently folding just until blended. Remove 2 cups batter; add to chocolate mixture, gently folding in until well blended. Fold in orange peel in the remaining batter(not in chocolate batter).
  4. Spoon 1/2 of orange batter into UNGREASED 10-inch TUBE pan; drop 1/2 the chocolate batter on top by spoonfuls. Repeat layers of orange and chocolate batters. Gently swirl with table knife for marbled effect, leaving definite orange and chocolate areas.
  5. Bake for 1 hour and 15-20 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly.
    Immediately invert cake in pan onto heatproof funnel or bottle; cool completely.
    Remove cake from pan; gently run frosting spatula knife around inside of cake sides-then slide knife between bottom of cake and tube insert; place small side up (which would be the the part the tube was on) onto serving plate.
  6. GLAZE:
    In a medium saucepan melt butter over low heat. Remove from heat and gradually add powdered sugar, juice and orange peel, beating with whisk until smooth and of desired consistency. Spread over top of cake, allowing glaze to run down sides. Garnish as desired,

Printable Recipe Card

About Marble Chiffon Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

Show 9 Comments & Reviews

Strawberry Recipes You Need To Make This Summer

Strawberry Recipes You Need to Make This Summer

Kitchen Crew

There are many surprising health benefits of strawberries . They are loaded with Vitamin C which helps support a healthy immune system. Their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits can help protect...

13 Sheet Cake Recipes You Want To Slice Into

13 Sheet Cake Recipes You Want to Slice Into

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Easy, delicious and a family favorite - what’s not to love about sheet cake? Check out these 13 sheet cake recipes you need to make for dessert asap!

15 Coffee Break-worthy Coffee Cake Recipes

15 Coffee Break-Worthy Coffee Cake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Acceptable as a breakfast treat or a light dessert, no one can pass up a piece of coffee cake. Brew an extra pot of coffee today, because we've found 15...